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I Never Had Problems With Fibromyalgia My Entire Life - How Many Of You Have Fibro Because Of Trauma?

I Never Had Problems With Fibromyalgia My Entire Life - How Many Of You Have Fibro Because Of Trauma?

It has been three years since my brother's suicide. I never had pain like this before he died. Is this why I have Fibro? And, what can I do to get better. I am on tramadol which doesn't do a damn thing. Tired all the time. Went to see neurologist and he just told me to come off my thyroid meds but no other follow up - have to get my GP to send me back to him for pain management. I really don't want to be on… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member. Pain management dr. Diagnosed me and Rheumatologist second opinion. But I did have a dr. 1 time told me that all my problems came from my Thyroid. But now all these years later. I have Thyroid Disease, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia. I am effected by all weather conditions. Theres a front and rain today and I had a hard time sleeping last nite and I ache, hurt all over. My arms and thighs feel like I've been punched. My upper back , shoulders and neck are so stiff. The tropics are hot so many storms out there. They effect me 2000 miles away depending on the pressure. I wish you luck on your diagnosis and hope you have a low pain day today. Hugs and Prayers

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I agree with getting the tests and staying on the thyroid meds. Did your rheumatologist test you for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus? Not everyone has to take opiods. There are a lot of other medications out there that can be tried that may work for you...so sorry for the pain you are experiencing. I can totally relate. I am 67 and take a high potency cbd oil with extra strength tylenol. For really bad flares, I take a newer opiod called Nucynta. It works a lot better than tramadol.

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

i started in my late 30's ,, i attributed it to sinus problems,, but i was also having great difficulties in my marridge. the last 5 years have been the worst ,, but i lost my mother, husband and father all in little over a 2 year period. When i told a friend that i was surprised that grief was so physically painful they just said they had no idea what i was talking about, and they had lost their husband 2 months prior,, so i would say that maybe its how we process grief ?? I know that i am not a crier,, it takes a lot to make me cry i had learned to bury it in my teens,, so maybe the fact that i dont let grief out very often might be part of it.. I know that today was just awful trying to get out of bed,,, but after covid,, then the protests and subsequent riots and now living in the State of California which is basically on fire i know that the fear piled on stress piled on dispair it probably why my body is in so much pain the last 3 days,,, sorry i went on a rant there,, but to answer your question ,,, yes i think emotional and or physical trauma can be factors

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Definitely take thyroid meds my Dr stated if I stopped mines I come expire after a year take your meds unless Dr says otherwise

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I haven't stopped seeing any of my doctors

posted 4 months ago
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